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CAPITOL LIGHTING CELEBRATES 90-YEAR BUSINESS MILESTONE WITH NEW SHOWROOM GRAND OPENING IN EATONTOWN AND PRESENTATION OF ‘MAKING LIVES BRIGHTER’ COMMUNITY AWARDS TO TWO AREA NONPROFITS

HANOVER, NJ/BOCA RATON, Fla. (November 12, 2014) – Eatontown Mayor Gerald Tarantolo
and a cross-section of Ocean Chamber, business and nonprofit leaders were on-hand as Capitol Lighting ‘flipped the switch’ on an illuminating grand re-opening of its new Eatontown showroom.  The new lighting destination – featuring high quality traditional to transitional and mid-century to modern design indoor and landscape lighting fixtures – brightens Capitol Lighting’s New Jersey presence that includes its flagship gallery in East Hanover and locations in Paramus and Green Brook.

Festivities included an official ribbon-cutting, vendor showcases and a spotlight on rapper-turned-actor, real estate entrepreneur, remodeling expert and DIY Network television host Rob Van Winkle’s (Vanilla Ice) new Vanilla Rain line that is sold exclusively at Capitol Lighting. Additionally, there was a presentation of the ‘lighting authority’s inaugural ‘Making Lives Brighter’ Community Awards to two nonprofits: Habitat for Humanity of Monmouth County and Mary’s Place by the Sea. The new recognition and donation program was created to celebrate the ‘life brightening’ missions, tireless dedication and contributions of vital Eatontown area community advocates.

Committed to enhancing the communities in which each of its eight showrooms servesCapitol Lighting began partnering in 2011 with Habitat for Humanity and HGTV star Rob Van Winkle to launch its “Making Lives Brighter” Campaign. Through this initiative, Capitol Lighting collects and donates fixtures for resale at Habitat for Humanity Restores in New Jersey and South Florida.

The Eatontown grand re-opening celebration is part of Capitol’s commemorative 90th anniversary year programming that has included 90th-anniversary receptions, “Making Lives Brighter” Community Awards presentations at Capitol Lighting showrooms in New Jersey and Florida, a national and in-store “home lighting makeover” sweepstakes running through November, designer council events, and the construction and the dedication of a new home for Habitat For Humanity of South Palm Beach County in Florida.  In addition to producing two online video series, including five accredited CEU webinars to serve design professionals countrywide, Capitol has also launched an online “news to use” video series produced for consumers that showcases the latest lighting industry trends and innovations, lighting tips and ‘how to’ demos.

Capitol Lighting’s family retailing tradition spans five generations of Lebersfeld ownership and operation. From a small shop on Prince Street in Newark, N.J. opened by Austria-Hungary immigrants Ethel and Max Lebersfeld in 1924 as homes were being converted from gas lighting to electric, the respected lighting authority ‘fixture’ and award-winning industry leader now features more than 85,174 square feet of illuminating storefront showroom space in eight cities and a worldwide 1-800lighting.com website. Generating more than $40 million in annual revenue, Capitol Lighting features a diverse selection of 300 indoor and landscape design lines in 40 lighting categories with 500,000 products available online; employs 170 (ranging in age from 20 to 101); serves more than 12,000 PRO designer members and donates more than $170,000 annually to community nonprofits.

 

Located at 353 Route 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724, the showroom is open Monday and Friday from 10 am to 8:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 9:30 am to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 Noon to 5 pm. For more information, call (732) 542-9311 or visit
1-800LIGHTING.com.

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